Women and Children
Women with hepatitis B and/or C come from all social, educational, cultural, religious and economic backgrounds. The emotional and physical effects of hepatitis vary greatly from one woman to another and may be difficult to manage. Some women may feel forgetful or vague; others may feel tired and depressed or short-tempered. Lifestyle choices are important in managing the effects of hepatitis. Beneficial choices include good nutrition, moderate exercise, meditation and complementary therapies such as massage and yoga.
Because the liver plays an important role in hormone regulation hepatitis B and C may affect women differently to men.
Page last updated: Friday 17 September, 2010